What does it all mean? Donald Trump coined a word overnight — “covfefe” — and set off an internet bonanza that managed to unite his allies and critics.
The tweet, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” was live on his Twitter feed for more than five hours.
He then deleted the tweet and actually seemed to have enjoyed how Twitter ran with his misspelling and tweeted this:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
The Twitterverse had a field day with the new word. Even Merriam-Webster has something to say about it:
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
It's been five minutes. What if this is it. That is his final tweet & the rest of history stops.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) May 31, 2017
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's #covfefe
— Joe Stepowski (@pompeyjoe80) May 31, 2017
— Isaac Jahns (@isaac_jahns) May 31, 2017
Our president Westworld host is glitching again https://t.co/AyndKuwRhW
— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 31, 2017
— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) May 31, 2017
— Jordan VanDina (@Shrimptooth) May 31, 2017
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) May 31, 2017
I'm gonna try and go back to sleep now. Everyone stay #covfefe
— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 31, 2017
"Not only is covfefe a word, it's the greatest word ever uttered." pic.twitter.com/kWhfLrFaKn
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 31, 2017
— Talya Cooper (@talicoop) May 31, 2017
TRUMP: What happens if they uncover the plot & want to arrest me.
PUTIN: We'll pull you out. Just tweet out the code word "covfefe"
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) May 31, 2017
— tzantali (@Tzantali1) May 31, 2017
— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) May 31, 2017
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ 💥 (@LucyWithSword) May 31, 2017
— ACLU (@ACLU) May 31, 2017
Put a little lotion on your covfefe before bed and it'll clear right up!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) May 31, 2017
It's 5:50 am & his tweet is gone. The sun rises &we all walk home in our party clothes.Was it all just a dream? The wind whispered…covfefe
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) May 31, 2017
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017